He recalled that at that time “there was no Pfizer or Moderna that are the best and were indicated for minors. In Argentina, Pfizer was authorized and in Uruguay and Chile they were already applying it “and he argued that when the legal claim was initiated” a series of obstacles began to appear. ”
“There were doctors from hospitals in the province of Buenos Aires who said that the Pfizer vaccine practically did not exist that there was no authorized vaccine (these days I am preparing an administrative complaint so that they can be summoned) and they told the judge. Perhaps due to ideological and economic reasons, they were putting the health of disabled children at risk. In May we were with more than 50 thousand infections per day “ added.
The formation of the VacunaMe network
Francisco Da Giau mentioned that the presentation of his case in La Plata media made his claim transcend: “parents from all over the country called me. We set up a WhatsApp group and Vacuname was born. I lit the spark but then very valuable people came from all over Argentina who were in the same situation. “
The lawyer added that VacunaMe “is a network of families with children with disabilities and pathologies that we began to fight and pressure the government to modify the law – which was modified by DNU-. And then it continued because, despite the modification, they did not accept donations from the United States. We made presentations to the Embassy and marches and from then on, Moderna’s donations were accepted and with that they were vaccinated ”he mentioned.
“There were more than 500 families with serious pathologies. Having a boy with a disability and absolute motor dependence is very difficult to have him locked up in a house for a year and a half, without therapy. There are still younger boys who are in that situation. The greatest despair was that there was a vaccine and it was not given in Argentina for reasons that some believe ideological, we believe that they are cheaper as it is now with wanting to apply Sinopharm that does not have Phase 3 done and is not recommended by the WHO “he warned .
“The political leadership is not in the people’s problems”
For Milagros’s father, VacumaMe “is part of a phenomenon of social sectors that are involved in defending rights that are proper to their children. They mark a crisis of the political leadership that is in something else and is not in the problems of the people and that crosses the political structures. In the case of our claim, very little leadership accompanied us. Phenomena where power ends up showing its weakness and when society is organized, it sets an agenda that dislodges politics. Vaccine It dislodged all politics, no one expected it, “he said.
In this sense, he insisted on the lack of empathy of the political representatives: “They never spoke to us. We are planted as a civil society organization. No one from the government, the provinces, the city government ever called us; for politics we were a kind of black swan. We appeared suddenly and a sector of society was planted, uncompromisingly, and we said these are the rights of our children and we want them to be fulfilled ”.
Finally, he spoke about the organization’s recent activity: “Another Mini-VacunaMe network was set up, which are for the youngest who are treating, because they are children with disabilities, to be given the RNA vaccine, which would be next to be authorized which is that of Pfizer. They want to give them Sinopharm that has been authorized in a more political than scientific way ”, he considered.
In addition, he mentioned that the network “It remains on the alert in case next year we have to ask and demand that our children be vaccinated” Francisco Da Giau concluded.